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Friday, March 22, 2013

Hunter: March Madness: Baseball Stats Edition

Throw stats in the garbage time! #terrykaatledge

ha

Yep, this is happening. In honor of March Madness, that wonderful time of the year when we all pretend to know things about college basketball and brag to our friends when luck is on our side, I thought I’d make a bracket. But what kind of bracket? What else but a stats bracket?

That’s right. Just when you thought Beyond the Box Score couldn’t get any nerdier, I am going to make a bracket for baseball statistics. Don’t pretend like you’re not excited. You are. Just admit it. ADMIT IT. Good. Let’s move on.

The bracket, like the March Madness bracket, will consist of four divisions: Offense, Defense, Pitching, and Value. Within each division, for the first round, there will be two match-ups, each representing an old school versus new school debate. I’m going to warn you now; new school will win most of these. We are a saber-slanted site after all. But I promise that I’ll try to be as rational and clear about my reasons as possible.

After the first round, the match-ups might get a little tricky, since the stats won’t necessarily be measuring the same thing. But that’s alright, because in case you haven’t noticed, this is not quite a scientific process. I hope you don’t mind.

Repoz Posted: March 22, 2013 at 03:55 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc (full name TBA) Posted: March 22, 2013 at 06:32 PM (#4394612)
rWAR over OPS in the finals.
   2. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: March 22, 2013 at 07:18 PM (#4394629)
rWAR over wOBA in the finals. Bad seeding.
   3. AndrewJ Posted: March 22, 2013 at 09:22 PM (#4394679)
PREDICTION: Errors vs. Range Factor will be the equivalent of tonight's Georgetown vs. Florida GC.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 22, 2013 at 10:28 PM (#4394721)
errors vs range factor is like a 17 playing a -1 (but errors had a harder out-of-conference schedule)
   5. shoewizard Posted: March 23, 2013 at 09:16 AM (#4394876)
Should have split up that lower right quadrant. Everything else is a subset of those
   6. Toolsy McClutch Posted: March 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM (#4394934)
No WPA? Errors made it in? Selection Sunday screwed up.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: March 23, 2013 at 05:09 PM (#4395041)
Is rWAR bWAR? That's like #1 overall vs #2 overall in the first round.

What's RE24? Is that like RC27?

I never liked WARP or VORP so that's like Georgetown vs Duke.
   8. what rhymes with STIGGLES Posted: March 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM (#4395050)
can i take none of the above?


if i was going to take a shot at a better format, i'd go something like:

counting stats: R, HR, RBI, TB, SB, IP, K, BB
rate stats: AVG, OBP, SLG, OPS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, GB%
advanced stats: bWAR, fWAR, wOBA, EQA, WPA, FIP, UZR, DRS
misc stats: OPS+, XBH%, isoP, FLD%, CS%, ERA+, K/BB, BABIP

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